Blogging and Metacognition

If you haven’t read Seth Godin’s book Tribes: We need you to lead us do yourself a favour, go out and read it. It is a short read at only 84 pages but it remains one of the most influential 84 pages that I have ever read. That said, I am not … Read more

When two worlds collide: Games and qualitative research

I’m trying my best to separate my professional and personal life. Mostly, due to working from home during the pandemic. My office is also my dining room, which is also my living room. Due to this, the divide between these two aspects of my life has become increasingly blurred.  The last place I want to be thinking of working is while lying … Read more

I bit into the poison Apple

It seems that I’ve drunk the proverbial Kool-Aid or maybe a better analogy, I took a bite of the forbidden apple. In 2018, I made the life-altering switch from Android to Apple, a decision almost as controversial and polarizing as one’s political stance. Ok, this might be a bit dramatic … Read more

Expertise in conversations

How we talk is greatly influenced by our audience’s level of expertise on a topic. In my last few posts, I have reflected on authentic conversations in the classroom. Creating authentic conversations in library information instruction is extremely important in ensuring that students understand the role of the library in … Read more

Academic writing is boring

Memorable teaching moments are usually authentic It’s funny how some of our most memorable teaching moments are the most authentic. I remember once, I was teaching an entry-level psychology class. One of the exercises I use is to have students look at five different types of sources. Typically, these include … Read more

From Enriched Support Program to a life of academics

photo of an empty classroom with student and teacher desk

The story of my life isn’t one that I consider extraordinary. Like many young people I moved from a high school student, to a university student, and finally into a career in academics. It wasn’t something particularly special. It came down to finding my interest. In my next few blog … Read more